Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Northern Cyprus

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Northern Cyprus
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A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Republic of Northern Cyprus near the city of Famagusta on Thursday, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said, APA reports citing Sputniknews.

The tremors occurred at around 2 pm local time, with the epicentre located some 55 kilometres beneath the surface.

Cyprus is situated in a zone that is periodically affected by mostly minor tremors, with stronger ones not being very common. The strongest quake registered in recent years measured a magnitude of 6.3 in 1996, but caused little damage.

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